SAN ANTONIO — An 18-wheeler being loaded with fuel at a San Antonio refinery has exploded.
Television stations showed footage Wednesday of an enormous black plume spewing from the AGE Refining Inc. unit on the city's southeast side.
Refinery marketing director Jeff Morrow says the truck exploded late Wednesday morning at the facility that refines gas and jet fuel, but he had no other details.
San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood told KENS-TV that the fire had spread to the refining facility, and authorities were trying to assess whether neighbors should be evacuated.
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Spetsnaz could be used too, they realised, against the heart and blood
supply of the state:
ie. its source and distribution of energy -- power
stations, transformer stations and power lines, as well as oil and gas
pipelines and storage points, pumping station and oil refineries.
Putting even a few of the enemy's more important power stations out of action could
present him with a catastrophic situation.
Not only would there be no light:
factories would be brought to a standstill,
lifts would cease to work,
the refrigeration installations would be useless,
hospitals would find it almost impossible to function,
blood stored in refrigerators would begin to coagulate,
petrol pumps and
trains would come to a halt,
computers would cease to operate.
Even this short list must lead to the conclusion that Soviet military
razvedka (the GRU) and its integral spetsnaz is something more than the
`eyes and ears of the Soviet Army'.
As a special branch of the GRU spetsnaz
is intended primarily for action in time of war and in the very last days
and hours before it breaks out.